Defender Mitch Hinge will miss this weekend’s game against St Kilda while managing an adductor injury.

The 26-year-old was subbed out of Sunday’s loss to Brisbane at three-quarter-time with soreness but is expected to return in Round 19.

“He was managing a little bit of adductor soreness going into the game, and to be honest he was happy to keep going, but we really wanted to insert Zac Taylor into the game so he was the obvious one to take out,” High Performance Manager Darren Burgess said.

“It’s more than likely we will manage him through this week and he will miss the game against St Kilda, but it will only be one week and he will be back for the Essendon game.”


Midfielder Luke Pedlar’s season is over after he injured his shoulder in Sunday’s SANFL win over Central District.

“Luke subluxed his shoulder on the weekend, he has been playing with a few shoulder issues, so he will have surgery on Thursday and will mean his season ends unfortunately,” Burgess said.

“His recovery is three months so he will be fine for pre-season and involved in full contact pretty much when we start, so that’s the positive of having the surgery now and the negative is he was playing some good midfield minutes in the SANFL and unfortunately that’s it for him.”

Will Hamill is recovering from finger surgery last week and expected to miss another two games.

“Will scanned his finger during the week and we discovered a fracture there that needed some surgery,” Burgess said.

“He had that surgery and last week and is likely to miss another two games.

“He will be able to run around so it shouldn’t be too bad in terms of when he’s able to come back but he’s looking at another two games.”


(As of Tuesday, July 9)

Mitch Hinge (adductor) 1 week

Karl Gallagher (hamstring) 2 weeks

Will Hamill (finger) 2 weeks

Josh Worrell (arm) 2-4 weeks

Luke Pedlar (shoulder) season

Matt Crouch (shoulder) season

Patrick Parnell (shoulder) season

Wayne Milera (knee) season